Jowell Boyer now has 27 stitches and staples in the back of his neck. He was walking home on David Drive when the dog mauled him.
City officials say a citation was issued once, but they then had trouble tracking down the owner.
Jowell’s father, Rick Boyer, wants changes to be made to prevent an incident like this from happening again. “I’d like to see that the policies and procedures in regards to dangerous dogs and dangerous dogs that have been identified as a nuisance… the policies and procedures be reviewed and updated,” he said.
The owner was located after the attack and with their permission the dog was taken by Garland Animal Control and euthanized.